All 7 Kea Sightseeing
Here are all the Kea sightseeing that we suggest. Have a look on various attractions that you can see during your visit in Kea, such as churches, monasteries, museums, castles and other sights.
All sightseeing in Kea
The most important of the four city-states of Kea in the antiquity, Ancient Karthea is located in a region difficult to access on the south eastern side of the island, right above the bay of Poles.
The Archaeological Museum is located close to the Castle of Ioulida. It hosts findings from excavations around the island, in sites like Ancient Karthea or the prehistoric settlement of Agia Irini.
The church of Agia Marina stands next to a ruined Byzantine tower in the centre of the island. It used to be the katholicon (main church) of a monastery, constructed in the 17th century. The church is located 6 km south west of Ioulida and a spring with running water stands next to it.
The Monastery of Panagia Kastriani is located in a remote region, 7 km east of Otzias. This is the most important religious centre on the island and it dominates on top of a rock above the sea.
The area of Agia Irini in Kea hosts an ancient seaside settlement that dates back to the late Neolithic Age (approximately 3,300 BC). The first settlement in this hilly area showed that Kea had cultural interactions with continental Greece.
This impressive stone lion head is built on a rock and it dates from the Prehistoric times. Located a short trekking path from Ioulida, this lion is connected to many traditions and legends of the island.
The Monastery of Agia Anna is located on a hill above Ioulida, the capital of Kea, and played a prominent role for the developement of the island in the past.
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